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Education Materials

 Education Materials

Good from the Wood Boxes

There are more than 5,000 wood and paper products that we use and enjoy each day - everything from baby food and ice cream, to rayon and paint, items like toothpaste, cosmetics, medicine and household cleaners are also made from wood and paper products. However, what makes all of these products special is that they come from a renewable resource - trees. The NCFA shares Goods from the Woods boxes at various events and they are available upon request. Each box is loaded with 12 items and includes a description for the contents.

Lesson Plan:

Overview: Every part of a tree can be used to make something. From wood to extracts from leaves, roots to crown, more than 5,000 products are made. In this class, students will gain an appreciation of the value of trees and understand just how much we depend on trees in our daily lives.


Teachers can request education materials by calling theNCFA at (800) 231-7723 or by emailing AmyJuliana at [email protected] Please include the address of your school and the quantity of posters you are requesting.

  1. Parts of a Leaf
  2. Tree Identification: Leaves
  3. Tree Identification: Fruit - Out of Print
  4. Parts of A Tree
  5. Forest Succession - Out of Print
  6. The Carbon Cycle
  7. Birds of the NC Timber Forest
  8. Life Cycle of a Tree
  9. Goods from the Woods

Education Publications and Documents

Careers in Forestry and the Wood Products Industry

Forestry Education - Google Drive Link

Forestry Puzzle Pack

Spotlight on Careers Series:

  1. Timber Buyer Profile
  2. Procurement Forester Profile
  3. Forest Health Specialist Profile
  4. Lobbyist Profile
  5. Program Manager Profile
  6. Executive Director Profile
  7. Forest Supervisor Profile